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2021 40 Under Forty: Emmanuel (Manny) Sanchez

Emmanuel “Manny” Sanchez is a Connecticut State Representative in the 24th Assembly District. Prior to this, he served for five terms as an alderman and minority leader on the New Britain City Council. Apart from his political career, Sanchez also currently works as a senior development officer at the University of Hartford, working primarily with the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture and Hillyer College on fundraising and alumni engagement efforts.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

One of 29 honorees recognized during the 2020 Black History Project.

Played an instrumental part in erecting a monument and memorial park in New Britain in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers. The memorial park is the largest on the U.S. mainland.

Second person of color to be elected State Representative from New Britain and first from Newington.

Delivered millions in education funding to New Britain and Newington through my work at the state legislature.

Fun Fact

Manny is Hootie & The Blowfish’s biggest fan.

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